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Concerns About Oral Piercings?

Body piercing has been a popular form of expression. Roman soldiers pierced their nipples. Egyptian pharaohs pierced their navels. These days, the most common are ear piercings. But since the late 1980s there has been a growing interest in oral piercings. This includes the tongue, lips and cheek. However, piercing in and around your mouth […]

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How to Select a Great Dentist

Maybe you’ve moved, switched jobs and you’re looking for a new dentist. Perhaps you don’t have a dentist or you simply want to try something new. While we hope you’ll choose us, here are some tips to help you find a perfect match: If your search is due to a move, ask your current dentist […]

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10 Reasons For Bad Breath

Bad breath is a social disease. It repels others. It affects intimacy with our partner. It can even stand in the way of a well-deserved promotion. Why? In the same way a bitter taste can protect us from eating something harmful or poisonous, we instinctively avoid things that smell bad. Thankfully, bad breath is correctable. […]

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You’re Never Too Old For Braces

Ideally, our teeth should line up as neatly as the keys of a piano. Unfortunately, many of us have to live with crooked teeth, crowded smiles, or poorly aligned bites. Or do we? Turns out, it’s never too late to get a perfect smile. Childhood, when there is maximum bone growth is the best time […]

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Your Teeth While You Sleep

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. While we rest, our body is in full repair mode, healing, cleaning house and preparing us for the next day. However, nighttime is also when many of us experience dry mouth. When we wake, our mouth and throat feel dry and parched. Dry mouth is common, […]

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Oral Health During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant you’ve probably assembled a team of experts to help you on your journey. OB-GYN? Check. Birthing coach? Check. Lactation specialist? Check. Dentist? Dentist?!? Your baby bump and the countless changes going on inside it tend to get all the attention. And with all the prenatal appointments and preparations going on, your teeth […]

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Cavity Treatment Without Drilling?

You’ve wisely brought your child in for a dental checkup. Which reveals they have a cavity in one of their back teeth. Which involves an[e]sthesia, removing the decay with a high-speed drill and filling the void with a plastic material. Will the experience make your child fearful of dental care? Will it cause your child […]

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Say Goodbye to Tooth Fillings?

Researchers at China’s Zhejiang University and Jiujiang Research Institute have created a gel that permits tooth enamel to repair itself. This is an exciting breakthrough. Someday this development may totally eliminate the need for traditional drilling and filling of tooth cavities. Like Scales of a Fish The enamel that covers our teeth is the hardest […]

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Mononucleosis – The Kissing Disease

Many teenagers suffer from philemaphobia, the fear of kissing. It’s common among young or inexperienced kissers. For some, that fear may be tied to the simple reality that millions of bacterium and viruses are exchanged in the process. One such virus in the mix could very well be infectious mononucleosis. Or more simply, mono. It’s […]

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Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for human infants, chimpanzees and other primates. In fact, based on the photographs of embryos in the womb, the sucking response begins before we are even born. It is believed that sucking on thumbs, pacifiers or other objects make babies feel secure. This reflex seems to offer comfort and […]

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